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MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSDan McCarthy
Hardback, 8 x 10.75 in. / 160 pgs. | 2/1/2008 | In stock
ISBN 9780615158587 | $30.00
Jack Pierson: Night
Clth, 7.25 x 10.25 in. / 92 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 5/31/2011 | Not Available
ISBN 9788992233408 | $40.00
Published by Kukje Gallery.
Text by Bruce Benderson.
An ode to a bygone era, Jack Pierson: Night is a beautifully designed artist's book that counterposes the artist's signature use of found lettering with found publicity stills of Hollywood movie stars like Tony Curtis, Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor. Pierson makes declarative but ambiguous statements such as "trust," "greed" and "cry," and in this volume, which is designed to evoke the scrapbook in which these headshots were found, his statements deliver an uneasy interpretation of glamour. Printed on heavy paper stock, and accompanying Pierson's 2010 exhibition at Kukje Gallery in Seoul, Night is further embellished with an essay by novelist and memoirist Bruce Benderson. Describing Pierson's conjunction of word and image, Benderson writes: "the mere linking of the two creates a signpost that that stands in a direct way for Pierson's ownership of it... but in this case, the sign says, 'Private property: Come and See.'"
Clth, 7.25 x 10.25 in. / 92 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUB DATE 5/31/2011
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Published by Anton Kern Gallery/the journal books.
Introduction by Jack Pierson. Text by Nick Stillman. Contributions by Michael Nevin.
Brooklyn-based painter Dan McCarthy, who was born in Honolulu in 1962, has received plenty of critical attention for his recent canvases--thinly painted, almost gouachy, two-dimensional compositions that feature surfers on rainbow-covered waves, bikini girls on skateboards, scuba divers submerged in darkly undulating waters, longhairs, sports fisherman and other weird utopias. Nudes and nature abound. Ken Johnson of The New York Times assessed McCarthy's "dreamy, goofy and naughty imagery" as both "intriguing and amusing," while Art in America's Sarah Valdez finds McCarthy's quasi-Catholic references "less spiritual than surrealistic." Some may see shades of Edvard Munch, while others will hear the strains of Brian Wilson on his better days. This volume is the first retrospective monograph to date, presented by McCarthy's New York gallery, Anton Kern, and Brooklyn-based publisher The Journal Books.
ANTON KERN GALLERY/THE JOURNAL BOOKS
Hardback, 8 x 10.75 in. / 160 pgs.
PUB DATE 2/1/2008
CATALOG: SPRING 2008 p. 146
ISBN 9780615158587 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $30.00 CDN $35.00
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